If you’re anything like me, then you pride yourself on having a beautifully curated Instagram with a diverse range of photographs from around the world. This means you’ll need to either travel to a great deal of places, or get permission from people to repost their pictures. Hunting for the perfect landmarks in Britain isn’t always easy, but I’ve made a list of some of the best to help you achieve this goal. Cottages in Northumberland, who have cottages in Beadnell, have a great list of places you may need to add to your list of places to go around the UK:
Ketley Crag Rock
Landscape shots are some of my favourite things to post on Instagram because they just look so striking and people love commenting on them! Northumberland is a great first stop because you can do so many things here, such as enjoying a walk to Ketley Cray Rock, where there are some strange cup and ring carvings which are considered Ancient Monuments by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which is a true testament to their cultural significance in the area. While a specific date is unknown, research suggests that these marks were made between 3800 BC and 1500 BC, while the direct meaning is still unknown.
The tiny police station
While London is incredible and there’s a ton to do and see there, it can easily get overwhelming but when you’re next there, head to the tiny police station – located in the South-East corner of Trafalgar Square. Here you’ll find “The Tiny Police Station” which has been around since 1926 and was built to help policemen to protect them and keep protesters under control. This little police station can hold up to two prisoners at one time, and is nowadays used as a broom closet, it is a great location for a selfie and a fun place to visit when in Central London.
Although each year I grow a little older, some things stay the same and one of those things is my love for treehouses! If you want to live out one of your childhood dreams, why not visit an incredible tree house, located high up in the branches? If you make the journey to Alnwick, you won’t be disappointed. The famous treehouse in Alnwick Garden is one of the largest in the world, it’s made from a mixture of Canadian cedar, UK pine and Scandinavian redwood. There’s a cafe that can be reached by walking across the rope bridges, which will make for a cute picture, but the truth is the entire place is very Insta-worthy in my opinion.
Pineapples are super trendy right now, and what better than an eccentric summerhouse that looks like a pineapple? Built way back in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore, a village in Scotland, it’s surrounded by a walled garden and you may be surprised by how much it really looks like a pineapple. Add a good filter and you immediately have an impressive picture that’s going to make your followers look twice. You may think a pineapple seems really random and it kind of is, but during the 1700s it was common for sailors to leave pineapples on gateposts to announce their safe return from sea. After returning home, Earl Dunmore took this tropical custom to a whole new level!
Angel of the North
You may have heard the expression “go hard or go home” and I honestly think this angel sculpture really does the expression justice! Taller than four double-decker buses, with wings that are the size of a jumbo jet, the angel is a very impressive landmark which makes for a very impressive Instagram picture. If you haven’t yet visited, you’ll want to get on board. Each year over 150,000 visitors come to get that perfect picture! It’s regarded as the largest angel sculpture in the entire world and is truly stunning.
Not quite as small as a Hobbit House, but it was awarded a place in the Gunness Book of World Records and is officially the smallest house in Wales. While it may look better suited to being a broom closet, in the 19th century couples lived here and in fact it was last occupied in 1900. It brings the concept of tiny houses to a whole new level! The cute entranceway in Conwy would make for a perfect picture that’s bound to get the likes rolling in.
The Headington Shark
What’s better for Intagram than a photo of shark? A shark in a roof! And the best part is that it’s not one of those weird underwater themed bars or dive bars, it’s literally just someone’s house. Constructed from painted fibreglass, it’s quickly become one of the town’s most snapped landmarks since it was first installed back in 1986. Don’t miss out on stopping by to snap a selfie with this quirky attraction, I’m sure you’re bound to get a ton of likes!